“ Republican Party of Texas Chairman Allen West told Texas Scorecard it was time for the state legislature to end mandates and executive overreach.

“Sadly, we have elected officials seeking to rule over us by orders, edicts, decrees, and mandates which are usurping our individual rights, freedoms, and liberties,” West said after the vote. “It is vital that executive overreach is a priority in the 87th Texas Legislative Session. We must return to being governed by laws passed by a legislative body.””

As County Extends Mask Mandate, GOP Chair Calls for Legislature to End the Overreach